is a great introduction discovered as a witches
broom on a 'Bloodgood' by Ken Twombly of Twombly Nursery, Monroe Connecticut.
Much more vigorous than most witches brooms, 'Twombly's Red Sentinel'
develops the upright columnar habit for which it has become famous but
widen some with age. New leaves appear
crimson red then quickly darken to burgundy but as this plant almost
seems to be growing it has a two toned effect most of the year.
Sentinel' holds it's color all year in many climates and well into the
even in hot climates, tolerating full sun as far south as Atlanta
Georgia. Fall color is a spectacular red
and the dark
red stems of the last new growth even add interest to the winter